Newest Merlo telehandlers offer operational enhancements
The newest Merlo telehandlers, in the Turbofarmer “TF” and Multifarmer “MF” model range arrive this fall at the Applied Machinery Sales (AMS) location showcasing the latest Merlo technology, operator comfort and efficiency.
Cab Enhancements. Still offering the largest (3’3”) cab in its class, the two section door has a 180 degree opening width of 34.25” with better step and handle placement for ease of entry, plus safety latches inside and out. Other interior changes bring on a more automotive feel. Newer soundproof materials, a drop down two-position visor, plus better seat suspension and cushioning are designed for operator comfort and productivity on the toughest worksites. The air vent system, with its redesigned vent layout, provides improved AC/Heat airflow comfort.
Controls. The dashboard is positioned for ease of operator access and visibility. Buttons are backlit for increased low light visibility. The Joystick supplies instant access to forward, neutral and reverse.
Pedal inching capable. And, an easier access position for a radio.
Exterior. Merlo added esthetic updates with a curved front window and LED lights all around.
Engine. The engines (Merlo sources its engines from Kubota, Deutz, and Iveco) for the TF and MF models of telehandlers will be Interim/Final Tier 4 compliant.
Transmission. Merlo transmissions offer EPD-Eco Power Drive-electronic controls to increase efficiency, reduce consumption, and improve use simplicity. Also, there are two optional transmission versions: EPD Plus with speed control and Heavy mode; and EPD Top which adds “automatic accelerator” management of engine speed with the joystick.
Safety. As with all Merlo machines, the cab’s 360 degree view is encased within a “Ring of Steel”, high-resistance 8x8cm steel bars which exceed ROPS and FOPS standards. The boom’s electronics are safely housed within the boom itself.
Merlo’s continuous attention to looking beyond conventional telehandler technology ensures every machine built gives the best power, design and respect for the environment and end user.